One of the greatest pleasures of my work is being able to meet new clients, hear their stories, and discuss the ways we can impact their situation.
Often I hear from couples. Too often I hear that they are having difficulty getting pregnant and or experiencing recurrent miscarriages. This is a frustrating diagnosis. Too often their tests come back as normal, unexplained infertility. Couples are told there is nothing that should prevent them from having a child. Then the mystery remains as to why they are having issues.
Let me offer some experiences and data. One out of two couples in their 40’s is infertile and even in younger women it can be as high as one in five. Age is a concern as egg quality diminishes with age, and for many women its careers first, babies later.
But their are hidden factors that are not always revealed in laboratory test such as timing sex, ongoing stress, weight, environmental toxins, and dietary habits.
We do know that some diets may prevent diseases such as cancer, heart disease, stroke or diabetes. But can changing your diet make you more fertile or prevent miscarriages?
We hope so, but we don’t know. Diet may have nothing to do with your fertility and there maybe other factors. What we do know, and it is good news, is that people that eat a healthy diet, exercise, and reduce stress have a better chance of getting pregnant and having healthy babies.
More good news. We also know that being overweight has significant impact on your ability to get pregnant. We find that women with the highest fertility have a BMI between 20 and 25. Losing weight increases fertility and ovulation, and your miscarriage rates drops by 66%.
Our Fertility Diet Program can improve your health, and increase your chances of getting pregnant and having a healthy baby. Lets discuss how we can use nutrition to increase your odds.